Thursday, April 17, 2014


One of my fav buildings in town; is this blue barn... conveniently; another favorite is a green barn on the same property... and the house across the I come down this way alot.

With the celebration of the opening of fishing season here... as well as the imminent arrival of Easter; I've been making some themed jewelry pieces for the local artisan center... and it makes me happy.
Earrings and such made with vintage fishing lure pieces... pendants with fat bunnies made of lampwork glass... it's been a ton of fun. The artisan center has only been open for a few days now.... and it's been wonderful to see all the people stopping in to see the artwork... and just to say "hi."

That's what living in a small town is like... and one of the many reasons why I am glad to be back.
That friendliness... which brings me to my list of:

Things I am Grateful for Today:
-blue barns
-seeing bunnies frolicking in the yard
-a gift of some gorgeous feathers. A fellow artist found them on her daily walk with her dogs... and brought them in for me. I am looking forward to finding out what kind of bird they came from... as the design on the tips is very distinctive.
-and teeth from deer! This same artist, also found some scattered deer teeth... and brought them to me to work into some jewelry pieces. I am VERY excited.
-dinner with my hunny. Tonight, my husband took me to a local restaurant. I had a wonderful steak (it was perfect), fries made from local organic potatoes, and a side of zucchini and squash that was perfectly seasoned. Oh... and a glass of Riesling.
-the love and support of my fellow artists here. It's a very supportive community... and that is awesome.
-visits with family. Today we had a wonderful visit from my husband's brother and niece.
-apple cake. My daughter brought me home a chunk from this place... and it is THE BEST.
-getting home just in time to watch Chopped Canada!
-knowing I can sleep in tomorrow